Delegating Prevents Burnout and Promotes Perseverance

Start with prayer.
Praise God for family and friends and the fellowship of the believers.
Confess your sins to God and ask him to help you glorify him with all your thoughts and actions.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
 
Exodus 18:13-27.
What was Jethro’s advice for Moses?
Why was this advice such wise and important advice?
How might you learn from Jethro’s advice?
What is preventing you from taking his advice?
 
End with prayer.
Ask God to help you be wise and to delegate when necessary and not be afraid to ask for help.
If there is something stressing you right now cry to God for help.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus.
Pray for your Pastors and leaders to persevere and pray for more mature and strong believers to help support them in their work so that they will not burnout.
Pray for the coronavirus to end and pray that our church would gather together to worship again by June.
 

Read more...

Family and Religion Can Go Together

Start with prayer.
Praise God for the peace that surpasses all understanding in Christ Jesus.
Confess your sins to God and ask him to help you to delight in his law.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
 
Read Exodus 18:1-12.
Who is Jethro?
How would you describe Moses and Jethro’s interaction?
What very important conclusion does Jethro make based on Moses testimony/story?
Would your testimony and your life lead others to turn to the Lord? Why?
 
End with prayer.
Thank God for rescuing you from sin and death and for the life he has given you.
Ask God to use you in a way that would lead others to him.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus. Pray that your life would influence them to turn to God.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.

Read more...

The Lord Is My Banner

Start with prayer.
Praise God for adopting you into his royal family and saving you from an eternity of torture.
Confess your sins to God and ask him to help you change and rest in his amazing grace.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
 
Read Exodus 17:8-16.
A group of people in the Old Testament known as the Amalekites came from Amalek. See Gen.14:7, Numbers 13:29.
Who leads the army here? This person has not been mentioned up to this point.
After reading about the back and forth of the battle based on Moses hand being raised, who really won the battle?
What was the purpose of the memorial?
The Bible is filled with memorials that remind us that we need to keep God as our banner so that we can enjoy God’s victories in life.
The Lord’s Supper/Communion and Baptism are our ultimate memorials as they remind us of God’s victory over sin and death and the evil one. It is so crucial that we continue to practice these church ordinances so that we never forget.
 
End with prayer.
Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for his victory for your life and for all the saints.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus victory.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
Pray that the Coronavirus would end, pray for a cure and pray that we can gather again for worship soon. 
 
 

Read more...

Grace for Complainers

Start with prayer. 
Praise God for new life in Jesus Christ.
Confess your sins to God and thank Jesus for setting you free from slavery to sin through his death and resurrection.
Ask God to help you focus during this time.
 
Read Exodus 17:1-7.
How did the people of Israel move? What does this tell us about the size of the group?
What were they in need of when they stopped to camp?
How did they respond?
What did Moses do?
How did God respond?
What can you do in place of complaining or worrying?
 
End with prayer.
Thank God for listening to your cries for help.
Ask God to forgive you for worrying or complaining and thank him for his faithfulness.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
Pray for a cure for the coronavirus and pray that we would gather together for worship in June.

Read more...

Manna

Start with prayer.
Praise God for his provisions for your body and soul.
Confess your sins to God and ask him to help you change.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
 
Read Exodus 16:31-36.
What did they call the bread from God?
What did God tell them to do with it?
Why did God tell them to do this?
How long did they eat the Manna? 
Have you ever thought about the connection between manna and Jesus?
When we eat the bread during The Lord’s Supper what does it represent?
Jesus is our bread of life come from heaven.
The Lord’s Supper is our reminder of this so we don’t ever forget how God provided.
 
End with prayer.
Thank Jesus for becoming our bread of life and our living water.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
Pray that this virus would end soon and that we can gather to worship again in June.
 

Read more...

Solemn Rest is Commanded by God

Start with prayer.
Praise God for his law; his words of life.
Confess your law-breaking to God and ask him to help you live his laws.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
 
Read Exodus 16:19-30.
What was the first direction that Israel did NOT follow? v.20
What was the second direction that Israel did NOT follow? v.27
What does God tell them in v.28 as a result of their disobedience?
What was so amazing about the amount of food God provided on the 6th day?
Later in Exodus 20 God gives the 10 commandments and observing the Sabbath day comes in at #4.
After Christ rose from the dead on day one of the week, Christians began to worship on what we call “The Lord’s Day”.
Many see Sunday as the “Christian Sabbath” but many still hold to observing a day of rest on Saturday.
It is important to make Sunday all about God which should include doing God’s work. 
It is also important to have a day of rest every week. Take a break from your daily grind. God commands you to.
Combining these two on Sunday is the easiest way to do this but they don’t have to be the same day.
 
End with prayer.
Repent of your sin of not taking a weekly day of rest and making Sundays all about God.
Ask him to help you improve on this and make this a priority.
Pray for the person you know that does not have faith in Jesus.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
 
 
 
 

Read more...

The Meat

Begin with prayer.
Praise God for a new day filled with opportunities to glorify him.
Confess your sins to him and ask him to help you change.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
 
Read Exodus 16:10-18.
How did the glory of the Lord appear?
What did God provide?
Why did he provide?
What instructions did God give them?
Did they obey?
Is there anything you are in need of that you have not asked for?
 
End with prayer.
Ask God to provide your needs.
Ask God to help you to follow his simple instructions for life.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
 
 

Read more...

Raining Bread

Start with prayer.
Praise God for his provisions; for meeting your daily needs.
Confess your sins to God and ask him to help you change and delight in obeying his law.
Ask him to help you focus during this time. 
 
Read Exodus 16:1-9.
How long had they been in the wilderness?
What were they lacking?
How did they ask for food?
Where did they wish they were?
What did God do?
What does v.4 tell us God’s plan is?
What was the purpose of the bread according to v.7?
These people just witnessed God make water come from rock. Should their faith be strong?
You will see that no matter what God provides their faith was still weak and short lived.
What does this tell us about God’s faithfulness?
 
End with prayer.
Thank God for his faithfulness; for always being there for you, always listening even to your complaining.
Thank God for being perfectly patient with you and for answering your prayers.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
 

Read more...

Into The Woods

Start with prayer.
Praise God for loving you despite all the times you have failed him.
Confess your sins to God and thank him for his grace and patience.
Ask him to help you focus during this time.
Ask him to unveil his word to you in a mighty way.
 
Read Exodus 15:22-27.
Where did Moses lead Israel?
Why were they complaining?
What did Moses do as a result of the complaining?
How did God bless them?
Would you complain in that situation?
Are you complaining now in your situation?
Is God blessing you despite your complaining?
 
End with prayer. 
Ask for forgiveness for your complaining spirit.
Thank God for blessing you.
Ask God for anything that you are lacking or in need of.
Pray for the person you know that does not believe in Jesus.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.
 

Read more...